Grant Delpit feels at home with the Cleveland Browns, or LSU North
Delpit got his turn in front of the firing squad known as the Cleveland media yesterday and the great part to see is the big smile on his face throughout the entire interview.
Even on a zoom call, you could feel how excited he was to get out there and compete.
Delpit on his LSU brethren and role in the defense
He talked about being comfortable here because of all the LSU guys on the team. He made sure to throw it out there as the best school in the country (queue OSU fans). Delpit stated that he is taking it day by day and accepting any role the coach asks of him. He is just excited and ready to get out there against the offense.
On not having a preseason
Delpit made an interesting point; He doesn’t know. The rookie has never gone through this process before, so how would he. He did follow with it would be nice to have the games to help get into the swing of things at this next level.
While it would be nice to see Delpit and the other rookies play in a preseason game or two, it makes sense at this time to get ready for the season. All Delpit wants is to get out there and compete in any scenario given.
On preparing for Week 1 against the Ravens
Delpit was asked if preparation has ramped up for week one against the Ravens. According to Delpit, it is as he mentioned that it was brought up yesterday that the Ravens are roughly a month away. Stefanski has made it clear it is coming up fast, and they are working at “warp speed” to be ready, according to Delpit. They haven’t yet got to installs, but that is coming soon.
On what he did since being drafted till now with no in-person rookie camp
Get healthy. That was Delpit’s first response, and he made it clear he is healthy. Delpit said he worked to get his body right and ready for the season.
"“I got healthy, I got healthy. That’s the number one thing I had to do is get all they 100 percent. I was able to do that. I was also working out everyday, there was nothing else to do, so just working out everyday tryiong to get right that way I know once we get here I’ll be at full speed full speed 100 percent. I was able to do that. Get my body right and get prepared.” – Grant Delpit via Clevelandbrowns.com"
On any side bets with Greedy Williams on who can make the most plays
Delpit stated he doesn’t have anything yet, but he “probably could make something happen,” starting with who could make the most plays in practice and go from there. He also made sure to thank Mary Kay Cabot for the idea. So watch for some for more to come as camp continues.
On Baker Mayfield as the leader of this team
Delpit made sure to brag about beating Oklahoma, but admitted that they hadn’t talked much during this crazy offseason. He did make sure to call himself Mayfield’s “worst enemy” once they get on the field together and make everyone better. We also got the typical, “Baker is the ultimate competitor” line, and that being what you need in a quarterback. Delpit call him a helluva a player and that he looks the part. He believes Mayfield will have a great season in his third year hopes he is throwing dimes on everyone but him.
On fellow LSU rookie Jacob Phillips
Rock-head? Yeeeaaah. Apparently, according to Delpit, that is what Phillips’s nickname was at LSU because his head is shaped like a rock, and he hits hard. Delpit also mentioned that Phillips’s voice is high, but he is built up and will do great things. He was also asked to give a little scouting report on him LSU and Browns’ teammate. Delpit spoke about his hard-hitting style and leadership that he brings to the table when asked if Phillips could make an impact right away. “No doubt, no doubt.”
None of those LSU guys seem to lack for confidence, that is for sure. Let’s all hope that LSU north is as prosperous as the actual school was this past season. That would put Grant Delpit size smiles on all Browns fan’s faces.